Monthly Archives: April 2014

Benefits and Work Newsletter: Revealed, Truth About Atos Death Threats

Originally posted on kickingthecat:
ESA NEWS Benefits and Work has obtained documents via the Freedom of Information Act that may undermine claims by Atos that its staff were the subject of nearly two thousand episodes of assault or abuse, including…

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Judge refuses DWP leave to appeal ruling on Universal Credit reports

Originally posted on Campaign4Change:
By Tony Collins An information tribunal judge has unexpectedly refused consent for the Department of Work and Pensions to appeal his ruling that four reports on the Universal Credit programme be published. The ruling undermines…

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Personal Independence Payments are a Punishment of the Poor and Ill

Reblogged from Black Triangle She calls it: “Heartbreaking, truly astonishing, I’ve never seen anything like this.” Emma Cross is a senior Macmillan Cancer Support benefits adviser, and she says delays in Iain Duncan Smith’s new personal independence payments (PIP) leave the sick … Continue reading

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G4S Ride To The DWP’s Rescue, Bungling Fraud Suspects Handed Huge Government Contract

Originally posted on the void:
Several hours after the DWP’s £300 million mass workfare scheme began and the DWP have finally decided who’s going to be running it.  The Financial Times are reporting that G4s will operate the flagship contract…

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Jobless must sign on every day: Government to dock money from long-term unemployed if they do not comply

Reposted from The Independent It’s good to see the stance that the Voluntary Sector are taking with regard to Mandatory Workfare…about time! Harsh rules to drive the long-term unemployed into work come into force today, which state they will only … Continue reading

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Why do two sets of the same ESA related statistics fail to add up?

  Posted by Nick in Ilegal The difference between the two is the chaos which the DWP continues to hide It stands to reason that records of Employment & Support Allowance claimants kept by the DWP should at least remain consistent. … Continue reading

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Was political propaganda as blatant as this under Labour?

Originally posted on Mike Sivier's blog:
The DWP press office put out a diabolical piece of bilge masquerading as news on Friday. It’s so godawful I have to share it with you. The gist is that the new ‘Claimant…

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£5m for the Barclays boss is disgusting. But so is £71 for the unemployed

Reposted from the Guardian – by Polly Toynbee Up, up and away: The Barclays board has approved a ‘10% rise in bonuses despite a 32% fall in profits’. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Once a year you can gaze at the secret … Continue reading

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HMRC to privatise post handling

Reposted from Accounting Web Here we go again…. are you as a taxpayer happy about a private company scanning post that you send in to HMRC, which means they will have access to information such as your name, national insurance … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to the tribunal…..

Most of the regular readers of my blog will be aware of the DWP’s refusal to put into the public domain, the statistics of those people who were in receipt of Incapacity Benefit, who were deemed fit for work by … Continue reading

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